The Papacy of Resentment and Its Future

I find it striking how often Pope Francis engages in pejoratives against people who really tick him off.  The list of people who Pope Francis clearly does not like includes “fundamentalists”, the rich, conservatives, capitalists, self-absorbed promethean neopelagians, etc.  One

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December 2, 1864: Non-Siege of Nashville Begins

  One of the oddest episodes in the history of the Civil War begins.  His army badly mangled at the battle of Franklin, Hood entrenches his army before the Union lines at Nashville. Hood explained his rationale for doing so

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PopeWatch: Francis Effect?

      Tom Kingston at Politico believes that the Francis papacy is good news for the Democrats: As Barack Obama’s foes lined up against him during the mid-term elections, one warring party was conspicuously absent from the battlefield: America’s

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Rebel Yell

I have been listening lately as I drive about to an audio book, Rebel Yell:  The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson  by SC Gwynne.    I purchased the audio book with a bit of diffidence since I have been

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